Rhodes College was founded in 1848. Rhodes is sectioned into 20 academic departments. Each department awards undergraduate and graduate degrees in various fields of study. Popular majors include Business, English, Psychology and Biomedical Sciences; students may minor in African American Studies. Rhodes has more than 100 student groups and organizations, including the Black Student Association and four of the historically black fraternities and sororities. Rhodes hosts numerous activities on campus each year. From step shows to music concerts featuring popular artists from all genres, students are certain to find a group or activity to spark their individual interests and skills. For more than 160 years, Rhodes College has been a highly respected institution of liberal arts. Students not only learn in the classroom, they receive real-world experiences through research, internships and community service.
Location: Memphis, TN
Type of Institution: Four-year, private liberal arts college
Tuition and Fees (per semester)
• In-State/Out-of-State: $19,046
Size: 1,850+ students
Percentage of African-American Students: 7%
Percentage of Men: 40%
Percentage of Women: 60%
Student-Teacher Ratio: 10:1
Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s
Colleges/Schools: Anthropology and Sociology, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Commerce and Business, Economics, Education, English, Greek and Roman Studies, History, International Studies, Mathematics and Computer Science, Modern Languages and Literature, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Theater
Housing: On-campus housing provided. Students are required to stay on campus for the first two years.
• Greek: Delta Sigma Theta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Sigma Gamma Rho, Alpha Kappa Alpha
• Others: Black Student Association, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Baptist Collegiate Ministry
City Life: Dining (BBQ), museums (Alex Haley Museum and Interpretive Center, National Civil Rights Museum), Beale Street, shopping, art galleries, festivals, concerts and shows, city tours, farmer’s market, roller derby, professional sports: NBA (Memphis Grizzlies)